SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 8, 2018
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 8, 2018, Robert M. Peebles, age 60, informed Universal Corporation (the Company) of his decision to retire from the Company effective August 1, 2019. Mr. Peebles will continue in his current role as the Companys Vice President and Controller through May 31, 2019. He will be succeeded as Vice President and Controller of the Company effective June 1, 2019, by Scott J. Bleicher, Assistant Controller for Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, Incorporated (ULT), a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Bleicher will also succeed Mr. Peebles at such time as the Companys principal accounting officer.
Mr. Bleicher, age 41, has served as the Assistant Controller for ULT since August 19, 2014. Prior to joining ULT, Mr. Bleicher served as Controller for Baby Jogger, LLC, an international manufacturer and distributor of strollers, accessories and car seats, from 2012 until joining ULT. There are no family relationships between Mr. Bleicher and any director or officer of the Company, nor are there any related party transactions between the Company and Mr. Bleicher reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 12, 2018
|Preston D. Wigner|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|